After getting the appointment set up, I was thinking about how glad I was to get this change under way. This doc seems much more suitable for me. Among other things, he does Family Practice, as well as Geriatrics. Wait!! Geriatrics? Me?? Well, duh, Lynilu!! You are 67 years old, for goodness sake! After the initial whammy, I realized that it is very cool. Among other reasons, I've become well aware that our bodies begin doing odd things as we age. I'm in relatively good health and require no medications on a regular basis. I have reasonable endurance and strength, considering my age. But as time goes on, I'm finding little things that are different in my body and my abilities. None are truly concerning, but many little changes are taking place, indicating my body is, indeed, doing what all our bodies must do. It is simply aging.
I got irritated yesterday. I had an appointment for the carpet people to come measure for the carpet at 4:00. I got a call asking if they could come earlier because they had two jobs in this area earlier in the afternoon, and it would make it easier for them to not have to make a second trip out here. Sure, I want to get the carpet in, so I took off work early and came home. Then another call came, apologizing for another change. Seems another situation was making them run late, and they would be out as soon as possible.
At 3:30, the phone rang again. Could they reschedule for next week? I took a big deep breath, and before I could respond, she said the person who was going to measure had a daughter in a school play that night and she was afraid if she came here, she wouldn't make it to the play. Now, don't get me wrong. I understand that. When my daughter was in kindergarten I worked for a crappy company that wouldn't allow me to take off to see her school events. I think parents should be there for the children. What got me was the changing schedules and especially that they called at 3:30 to cancel. Not during the call at 2:30. Not at 1:00, before I left work. 3-freakin'-30!!
I wasn't happy. Then she said she would come out right then. I said no. I was in no mood to see anyone. I rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon and made it clear that I was not taking off work to accommodate them again. Really, what the heck is it that makes people think they can be that way? I have no idea what happened in their world on Friday, but I was the one who was expected to bend and bend and bend. Oh, well. I'll talk to the owner on Monday.
This morning I went a friend's house and, with a few other friends, we cleaned and repaired her labyrinth. After about three hours of pulling weeds, raking, and placing stones back in their spots, it looked so nice! I meant to go walk it before I left, but after we ate and visited for a while, I simply forgot until I was halfway home! Duh! I might go tomorrow and walk it. We are having lunch for our birthdays, and we will be close to her house, so I'll see how that goes.
Today I was watering plant on the deck, and when I got to the glass shelves, I saw this ....
On my way to work on the labyrinth, I drove through a ranch, as I do when heading into town. Look at what I saw ....
|Little baby cows and great big momma cows!|
|I was tickled at this guy, a young bull, probably about a year old. He watched me as I drove by and turned, staring at the truck the whole time I was taking pictures!|
|Aren't those babies cute?|
|Apparently, it was time for a mid morning nap.|
|These two looked like they were telling secrets.|
|I love the white face on this little guy!|
Today was a beautiful day. It was sunny and mild, no wind. Just gorgeous. When I got home, I did a little yard work and then just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. Life is good! In fact ....
.... Life is beautiful!!!!